Gymnast Says Former USA Gymnastics Coach Threatened Her Over Nassar Sex Abuse Case

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 31: United States women’s gymnastics coach John Geddert celebrates during the final rotation in the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A USA Gymnastics coach allegedly threatened a former gymnast who called him out by name at the sex abuse case of disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar, the woman is claiming.

“He was abusive,” said Lindsey Lemke, who trained under now-suspended coach John Geddert at Twistars Gymnastics Club before joining the Michigan State University team, according to ESPN. “He deserves to be in jail with Larry.”

Lemke made the remarks — without elaborating about any alleged threats — Wednesday following the Lansing, Michigan, sentencing of Nassar.

When former Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu tweeted at Lemke Wednesday, saying: “I heard Geddert threatened you after you mentioned him in court…He better be careful,” Lemke responded: “Yes this is correct.”

“[H]owever I was threatened way too many times by him growing up and I have learned that he does not have that control over me,” Lemke said in the tweet. “I am so thankful for your support with Geddert needing to be held accountable!!”

Lemke was one of more than 150 of Nassar’s victims to deliver a victim-impact statement in court before the vile doctor was sentenced to 40-to-175 years in prison. She was also one of many victims who aimed to hold Geddert accountable.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Natalie Musumeci